Computer engineers research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system.
Most likely to work in:
Most employees have:
Post-Graduate Degree / Bachelor's Degree
Professional Engineer Certificate
What you do
In the oceans technology sector, embed computers in other machines and systems, build networks to transfer data, and develop ways to make computers, faster, smaller, and more capable to meet the needs of oceans- related industries, and to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of oceans-related activities.
A Computer Engineer performs some or all of the following duties:
- Develop and conduct design verification simulations and prototype bench tests of components;
- Supervise, inspect and provide design support during the manufacturing, installation and implementation of computer and telecommunications hardware; and
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians and drafters in the design and development of computer and telecommunications hardware.
What you need
- Enjoy problem-solving;
- Able to think analytically and logically;
- Have a natural interest in technology and the development of computer systems and equipment;
- Possess strong math skills;
- Effective communication skills are essential; and
- Have a sense of creativity.
Who's hiring in Nova Scotia?
References and further reading
- Careers Nova Scotia
- Create your career plan
- Engineers Nova Scotia
- 2147 National Occupation Classification (NOC)
* The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is "good", which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is above average.
Your Career Pathway
Opportunities for Hands-on Experience
- Secondary School
- Co-op Options and Opportunities (Science Streams)
Post-Secondary Educational Programs
- Certificates, Diplomas, Community College
- University Bachelor's Degree
Certification attests that the holder has met provincial requirements for the occupation. Certification is required to practice this profession.
- NSCC Oceans Technology Program
- Advanced one year diploma for students with a Bachelor of Science or Engineering or an Engineering Diploma to further enhance skills in the oeceans technology sector.
- Masters Degree
- Doctorate Degree